Share wisdom in talks, art, and practice
Take your practice from the cushion to the world. Engage in generosity and kindness in daily practice.
Discover Alternate Forms of Capital with Kindness, Time, and Community in our Gathering of Sharing
Hosted by Fung Institute of Engineering Leadership
Organized by aftermindfulness.org
Presented by the 11th Global Conference on Buddhism.
June 29-30, hundreds from around the Bay Area and the World will join together in Berkeley for an urban retreat to ask “What’s After Mindfulness?” The Retreat will offer various tracks throughout the weekend filled with guided meditation, movement/yoga classes, panel discussions, small circle of sharing, dharma talks, live music, demonstrations, 2 movie screenings, and a closing concert by Imee Ooi. Local restaruants will offer vegetarian street food tents on site for a fully immersive gathering of activities.
We’ll explore potential answers to "What's After Mindfulness" through a mix of talks from world-renowned teachers, meditation, yoga, and a community of festival partners putting the Buddha's teaching into daily practice. Together, we hope to begin to move beyond mindfulness to cultivate wisdom and compassion and truly connect with the world in which we live. Learn various forms of meditation techniques and practices from diverse traditions and cultures embracing the core teachings of this ancient wisdom. Come meet masters and teachers from Theravada, Zen, Mahayana, Vajrayana, Tibeten, Jodo Shinshu, Heartnfulness, and Insight Meditation.
Enjoy community, festivities and spaciousness in 3 campus venues anchored by the world renown (1) Zellerbach Concert Hall; (2) Lower Sproul Plaza for festival, Children's Village, Dance; (3) MLK Student Union for Meditation, Yoga and Art Auction.
Mindfulness Bliss and Beyond (Ajahn Brahm)
Between talks, there will be an outdoor festival where attendees and event partners can let go of transactional exchanges and practice giving and receiving with the simple goal of connecting and sensing their own experience. It’s a festival of sharing. There will be gifts of art, books, healing, inspiration, and discussions. Conference attendees, community partners, and Sanghas from around the World are invited to share their work, stories, projects, books, and arts.
To close out the event, Imme Ooi and JSJG will premier their new, mesmerizing "Sound of Metta" performance in the US exclusively for After Mindfulness attendees. This special private concert is open to all registered After Mindfulness attendees. You will not need a separate ticket to attend.
5 Guided Meditation Sessions, 5 Yoga Sessions
Morning Talks (Talks, Stories, Panel Discussions)
Festival of Sharing (Interact, Engage more deeply, or Experience Joy when giving)
Afternoon Talks (Talks, Panel Discussion and Closing statement for the day)
Open Time (Group hikes, group yoga, affinity group gatherings, meet and greet dinners)
Thanks to the generosity of an unsolicited grant, all event proceeds will be donated to nonprofit organizations helping answer the question “What’s after mindfulness?” including:
Supporting monastic women in Buddhism @ Dhammadharini Support Foundation
Innovation in alternate forms of capital @ ServiceSpace
Awakening Wisdom in Community @ Dharma College
Bridging cultures @ Berkeley Buddhist Monastery